Theater: Musicals

TheatreZone, 2015 Season

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Company

TheatreZone
Mark Danni, artistic dir.-dir. of all shows; Karen Molnar, choreo.

Production Description

Casting Equity performers for various principal roles and chorus parts in TheatreZone's upcoming 2015 season. Season includes: "Mack and Mabel" (Jerry Herman, music & lyrics; Michael Stewart, book; Charles Fornara, music dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 29, 2014; runs Jan. 8-17, 2015); "Sweeney Todd" (Stephen Sondheim, music & lyrics; Hugh Wheeler, book; Michael Horsley, music dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 26; runs Feb. 5-15); "Brooklyn" (Mark Schoenfeld & Barri McPherson, music, book, & lyrics; Michael Horsley, music dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 23; runs Mar. 5-15); and "They're Playing Our Song" (Neil Simon, book; Marvin Hamlisch, music; Carol Bayer Sager, lyrics; Charles Fornara, music dir. Rehearsals begin Apr. 20; runs Apr. 30-May 10).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and runs in Naples, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $371/wk. min. Equity SPT contract.

Auditions

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Breakdown

2015 season. All listed roles AVAILABLE unless otherwise specified:



MACK & MABEL

Seven Equity actor contracts available to be cast among all available roles.



MACK & MABEL involves the tumultuous romantic relationship between Hollywood director Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, who became one of Sennett’s biggest stars. In a series of flashbacks Sennett relates the glory days of Keystone Studios from 1911, when he discovered Normand and cast her in dozens of his early “two-reelers.”



Seeking:


Mack Sennett

55 - 65. A workaholic silent film director. Baritone.



Mabel Normand

23 - 35. A deli delivery girl who becomes a movie star. Mack reluctantly becomes romantically involved with her. Mezzo.



William Desmond Taylor

30 - 50. A "serious" director, and rival for both Mabel's acting talents and her affections.



Frank

35 - 45. An actor/writer, and later a director. Baritone.



Ensemble Men & Women

25 - 55. Sing & Dance. Tap a plus.



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SWEENEY TODD

Eight Equity actor contracts available to be cast among all available roles.



SWEENEY TODD, Set in the 19th century England, Sweeney Todd is an unjustly exiled barber who returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd helps her integrate an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up to eat them.



Seeking:



Sweeney Todd:

40 – 55. CAST. Morose and brooding, a barber by profession who returned to London (after fifteen years of unjust incarceration in an Australian penal colony) to seek revenge first on the corrupt judge who sent him there, and then simply on whoever proves unfortunate enough to end up in his shop. Baritone.



Mrs. Lovett:

40 -50. CAST. A cheery and chatty but wholly amoral restaurateur whose business has become run down due to a scarcity of meat and who would like to be more than a landlady to Mr. Todd. Mezzo.



Anthony Hope:

23 - 30. A young, naïve sailor who has rescued Todd and falls in love with Johanna Barker. Tenor.



Johanna Barker:

23 - 28. Todd's beautiful young daughter, claimed by Judge Turpin as his own ward. Soprano.



Judge Turpin:

55 - 65. A corrupt and depraved judiciary official who twists the system to serve his own ends and who has become infatuated by Johanna as she has matured. Bass-Baritone.



Tobias Ragg:

23 - 28. A simple young lad who works first for Pirelli, and then for Mrs. Lovett, but does not trust Todd. Tenor.



Beadle Bamford:

40 - 55. Turpin's right-hand man and accomplice to his dirty deeds. Tenor/Counter Tenor.



Adolfo Prelli:

40 – 55. An Irish charlatan and former employee of Benjamin Barker's who has since developed a public persona as a flashy, Italian barber; he attempts to blackmail Todd whom he ultimately recognizes from his youth. Tenor.



Beggar Woman:

40 - 50. A mad crone with a filthy tongue whose interjections go unheeded, but who is eventually revealed to be Lucy Barker, the wife of Benjamin Barker. Mezzo - Soprano



Ensemble Men & Women:

25 - 55. Must sing well.



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BROOKLYN
Three Equity actor contracts available to be cast among all available roles.



"Brooklyn" is the story of a band of performers who tell a wondrous sidewalk fairy tale about a young girl searching for fame and the father she never knew. With just one clear voice to hear her, she lands in the city that bears her name, Brooklyn.



Ethnic diversity a must in this show; especially encouraging African-American & Latino American performers to attend



Brooklyn: 

20 – 28. Strong belt. Street performer who plays the girl.



Faith:
20 – 30. Strong Belt. Street performer who plays the girl's mother.



Street Singer: 

35 - 55. Rock Baritone. Street performer who acts as the narrator.



Taylor Collins: 
35 - 55. Rock Tenor. Street performer who plays the girl's father.



Paradice: 
25 – 45. Strong belt. Street performer who plays a diva rock star.



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THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG

Five Equity actor contracts available to be cast among all available roles.



"They’re Playing Our Song" is based upon Marvin Hamlisch's real-life relationship with singer-songwriter Carol Bayer Sager. A wisecracking composer finds the offbeat lyricist a good match but not initially a match made in heaven. The two undergo a series of trials and overcome a number of hurdles before finding true love by the final curtain.



Seeking:


Vernon Gersch:

35 - 50. Wisecracking composer, aloof but focused. Pop Baritone.



Sonia Walsk:

30 - 45. Off-beat lyricist, disorganized and distracted. 



The Voices of Vernon:

25 - 40. Three men with great singing voices who move well and have good character reactions.



The Voices of Sonia:

25 - 40. Three women with great singing voices who move well and have good character reactions.


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